He started as a simple dock worker, followed bootlegging on a grand scale, and was known as "King of Rum Runners." Big Bill Dwyer brought as much money as his partner was known for gangsters in many graceful New York nightclubs. Dwyer also included two professional hockey teams, including the New Yorkers and the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers football team. Finally, however, when Big Bill Dwyer died, he died in the spotlight and was flat.  William Vincent Dwyer was born in 1883 in the New York City West Hells Kitchen. Two of his gangs, Hudson Dusters and Gophers, were at that time running Hell's Kitchen, but Dwyer avoided joining both bands and worked in port instead of the International Longshore Union (ILU).
the docks, Dwyer started his own bookkeeping operation. After the Volstead Act came into force in 1919 and banned alcohol consumption, Dwyer started his bootlegging business with his book-keeping money. Dwyer bought a fleet of steel-made speedboats, each equipped with a machine gun, in case the criminals tried to divert a consignment. Dwyer also bought some big rum runners that needed to release illegal hootch from any ship.
Dwyer traveled to Canada, England and the Caribbean to make contact with those who sold him the smuggled alcoholic beverages to the United States. Then Dwyer set up a system with which his ships had to meet the ships that had landed several miles at sea. The ship came to Dwyer's ships and quickly drove to Dwyer's motorboats, which were closer to New York City's coast.
The motorboats were placed under the local ILL 791 protected Dwyer charter tag. From the docks, liquor was moved to several warehouses in the New York area. When the time was right, illegal lorries and convoys of crew members transported the entire country: large shipments to Florida, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati and further away than New Orleans.
Dwyer was able to smuggle a large amount of junk in New York City because he knew it was a simple fact: the police and the Coast Guard had to bribe himself if he was successful in the bootlegging business. And that's what Dwyer did, he donated thousands of dollars to get fat.
The payment for New York cops was simple. Those cops who did not have the money for the money they received had far and few of them. But Dwyer was particularly clever for recruiting members of the Coast Guard when he looked different when his motorboat entered the New York waters.
Dwyer's first relationship was Coast Guard Little Olsen. Through Olsen, Dwyer met with the number of party guards called "guardians" who were willing to waste. Dwyer brought these garrisons to the brilliant lights of the New York City where they would feed them great food, take them to the Broadway show, and get another graceful hotel room that Lady Dwyer will pay for. Having been bribed by a Guardie Dwyer, he was aware that he could search hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars if he could get other guardians to defend Dwyer's shipments.
Dwyer soon earned so much money, the United States being the largest distributor of illegal alcohol. But Dwyer had a huge problem that he needed to help. When a truck left New York to distribute drinks to other parts of the country, it was vulnerable that hundreds of hijackers in the country had seized it. Dwyer knew he was preventing this from happening as a partner, the members of the Italian mob and the Jewish mob. Since he had made millions of profits, Dwyer did not mind, and of course he could afford to share the fortune. The problem was that Dwyer was not just a businessman, but himself a gangster. Dwyer needed someone in the underworld who could contact Dwyer, who had to continue to work without fearing.
Almost by accident, that person came to Dwyer's lap. In 1924, two of Dwyer's vessels were taken over in New York. Dwyer relied on the cops to find out who was responsible for the differences. Dwyer soon returned to Dwyer that the perpetrator arrested for the hijacking was nothing but Owney Madden, the Irishman, who was in Liverpool in England before moving to New York as a teenager. Madden was viciously nicknamed "The Killer" and once ruled the killer Gopher's gangs in the Kitchen of Hell.
He was paid by Dwyer, who had to pay for the charges against Madden, according to the order: "Take Owney Madden, I want to talk to him, I have a business proposal that we need to talk about." Madden got the floor he was the benefactor and was waiting for him to meet Dwyer. The two men met at Dwyer's office at Loew State Square in Times Square. There is no such record or transcript of the meeting, but T.J. English, in the masterpiece of Irish gangsters Paddy Whacked said, talking between Madden and Dwyer could have said something like this: "There is a problem," Madden said to Dwyer. "The gangsters cover the cars like the sitting duck, and what are you gonna do?" "That's why I called you here."
"You have to organize the shooters and cherry shooters, not to talk about bulls and polo shirts (politicians)."
"You're right, I need dismantling to stop, I need a place where I can bring my own beer here in the city, and the bars and I need the shops – speakeasies, nightclubs, you name it. "" A lot to you, my friend. "" Are you with me? "
" Give me a reason why. "Paul, you and I have two peas in the box. "And this was the start of the New York Irish mage, who would then join the Italian and Jewish mobs to guide the start-up business in the United States and group the three ethnic mobs into the" Combine "
Dwyer's Millions Madden supervised the Ph oenix Cereal Beverage Company, located on the 26th Street and 10th Avenue in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, where Madden and Dwyer were adults, this red brick building , which contains the whole block, was originally the Clausen & Flanagan Brewery, which was created for the production and sale of beer, which no real brewery was lying on his lips. The beer produced in Phoenix was called Madden No. 1. With Dwyer basically the financier behind the scenes, Madden became the architect who created and fed his empire. Madden was first owner of a Larry Fay taxi company, who had several high-class operations to sell Madden 1, as well as all combined Scotch, rum, vodka, Cognac and champagne. city. One of those places was El Fay on the 107th Street 54th West.
El Fay's main attraction was Texas Guinan, a clown cabaret singer / comedian who later copied May West. To make Guinan seductively in El Fay, Madden and Dwyer set up Guinan as a partner. Guinan was famous for the wisecracks that came from a clacker or a piercing whistle while sitting in the main room on a high chair. Guinan's signature was "Hello Sucker", so he welcomed all well-healed El Fay customers.
When a singer or dancer completes his performance at El Fey, Guinan calls on the crowd to "Give The Little Lady a Great Hand"
One day a banned agent who can not be bought by Madden or Dwyer has made him laugh El Fey. He passed over to Guinan, put his hand on his shoulder and told his agent, "Give the little lady a big clamp." Dwyer did the best, Guinan was released from jail, and El Fey soon jumped again so everyone would be very rich.
Madden and Dwyer also worked with the former bootlegger, Sherman Billingsley, in the fashionable Stork Club on East 53rd Street. The two Irish gangsters slid their wings into the northern part of Manhattan when they bought Club De Luxe from the former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. They run Big Frenchy De Mange as their partner and have changed their name to the Cotton Club. In the Cotton Club, De Mange introduced only the "Whites Only" recruitment policy, despite the fact that waiters, dancers and performers – Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Nicholas A Cotton Club was still very successful with the big shopping malls in the downtown area and put Dwyer and Madden into his pocket.  In 1925, Dwyer was arrested because they tried to bribe members of the Coast Guard during intervention by the banning office. Dwyer was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, but released after 13 months for good behavior. Dwyer in the box Frank Costello took Dwyer's boots.
While he was in jail, a disgusting Dwyer told a cell pair. "I wish I had never seen whiskey, spent years in my daily fear in my life, always expecting them to be arrested, always dealing with crime and double crosses, and now look at me worse than broken."
As we will see, this is not really the truth. When Dwyer got into the street again, he got out of the luggage shop and left rum management for Costello and Madden. To get there, Dwyer began investing in legal business, especially in sports teams. In 1926, the Tex Rickard boxer promotion offered Dwyer to buy the National Hockey League Hamilton Tigers. Dwyer did so, and his team moved to New York's Madison Square Garden and renamed them to the New Yorkers. As clever as Dwyer was in the bootlegging business, he was as stupid as an ice hockey team. Dwyer's winning strategy was basically overpaid in his team. The average ice hockey player gave Dwyer Billy Burch a $ 3,000 $ 25,000 annual contract between 1500 and 2000 dollars a year. Shorty Green also got huge upsets when Dwyer made a $ 5,000 annual contract.
Dwyer was actively involved in the team's leadership, even though he tried to start the games. Dwyer paid the goalie to direct his team's goal if the ball just touched the goal line instead of completely passing the goal line that was the rule.
In 1927, Madison Square Garden, who Dwyer held in his pocket, began to endure Ottawa goalkeeper Alex Connelt for some unknown reason. Connell replied and put an end to the ice hockey stick to the goalkeeper's nose. Dwyer was desperate for the actions of the Ottawa goalkeeper (not being guarded by one of Dwyer's employees), and Connell was told to leave the city after the game. Police records brought Connell to the train station and protected him until the train had safely left the city. After the train left the station, a man asked Connel that he was Ottawa goalkeeper Alex Connell. Connell was afraid of his life, told the stranger he did not. And as a result, he fought other hockey games.
Bypassing the league rule that a person can not get two hockey teams, in 1929 Dwyer, who used the first lightweight boxing champion as Benny Leonard, purchased the NHL Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1930 Dwyer caught the raw fingers of the newly formed National Football League, and bought the Dayton triangles for $ 2,500. Dwyer moved the team to Brooklyn's Ebbets Field and renamed them to the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Dwyer overcame all his players in three years and lost so much money that he sold the Brooklyn Dodgers to two former New York Giant Football players: Chris Cagle and John Simms for $ 25,000. Despite selling the team 10 times more than he paid for, Dwyer estimated that he still lost $ 30,000 in the team over the three years.  In 1934, with America's sports teams, Americans, but bleeding their money, Dwyer bought the famous Tropical Park racecourse in Miami, Florida.
However, the roof fell to Dwyer when he was charged in 1935 for gambling. Dwyer beat the case, but then the government did what they did to Al Capone: they were accused of tax evasion. These charges stuck and Dwyer was scared off all his assets, except the New Yorkers, and a house in Belle Harbor, Queens. Almost no money, Dwyer had no money to expose New York Americans. In 1937, the National Hockey League temporarily took control of the New Yorkers. To show NHL financially solvent, Dwyer borrowed $ 20,000 from Red Dutton. However, instead of paying the team, Dwyer decided to multiply his money in a craps game. This did not go too well when Dwyer ripped it off and lost all twenty big ones. He could not pay for his team and could not raise a raise, NHL finally launched Dwyer and ultimately controlled the New Yorkers. Dwyer retired to the Belle Harbor home. On December 10, 1943, Big Bill Dwyer, King of Rum Runners, died at the age of 63. Dwyer was supposed to have no money at the time of his death. , the only tool on top of the head.
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